Welcome to the website of John J. Fox, former Army officer, pilot and lifelong student of the War Between the States. This website contains information about my writing and books.
Thank you for visiting here and thank you for your interest in the history of this great country, the United States of America. I also want to thank all the great teachers (especially English & History) I had through the years who either beat sentence structure into my head or made the past come alive.
150th Commemoration of the Battle of Fort Gregg: The Confederate Alamo events
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 12 noon – John Fox will speak at the Virginia Historical society for their Banner Lecture series on Battle of Fort Gregg. For info see Virginia Historical Society link
Thursday, April 2, 2015 there will be 2 events. At 2 pm at Fort Gregg on Boydton Plank Road just off I-85 in Dinwiddie County, John Fox will lead a battlefield tour of the actual fort site. Then at 3:30 pm he will give a presentation at Pamplin Historical Park on the bloody battle. For info see Pamplin Park link and a Pamplin Park schedule of all their events for the week.
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Latest Book News
2014 IPPY Award [Independent Publisher] Bronze Book Award for Best Regional Non-Fiction in Mid-Atlantic.
Many people are aware that J. E. B. Stuart was a famous cavalry general who rode for the Confederacy. Yet, how did this twenty-nine-year-old former U. S. Army lieutenant become the 1860’s version of a media sensation? What did he do to become a household name throughout the land? At the beginning of June 1862, George McClellan’s huge Union army stood poised to decimate the Confederate capital of Richmond. The city faced chaos as thousands of civilians fled. Confederate army commander Robert E. Lee wanted to launch his own attack but he needed to know what stood on McClellan’s right flank. John Fox’s upcoming book, Stuart’s Finest Hour, places the reader in the dusty saddle with Stuart’s men as they recon Hanover and New Kent counties. Using eyewitness accounts, this first ever book written about the raid follows Stuart’s 110 mile route, deep behind enemy lines, all the while chased by Union troopers commanded by Stuart’s father-in-law, Philip St. George Cooke.read more